1. 10

    The cumulative effects of the economic and financial sanctions might well bring the rebellion to an end within a matter of weeks rather than months.

    25
  2. 9

    I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night's sleep.

    25
  3. 8

    It is quite clear to me that the Tory Party will get rid of Mrs Thatcher in about 3 years time.

    26
  4. 7

    At home and abroad I have repeatedly been asked what are the main essentials of a successful prime minister. Over and above communication and vigilance, there are two factors I have always mentioned. They are sleep, and a sense of history.

    32
  5. 6

    I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase 'freedom of the press' used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial press is not free at all.

    41
  6. 5

    We are redefining and we are restating our Socialism in terms of the scientific revolution ... The Britain that is going to be forged in the white heat of this revolution will be no place for restrictive practices or outdated methods on either side of industry.

    43
  7. 4

    Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.

    50
  8. 3

    He who rejects change is the architect of decay.

    55
  9. 2

    The labour party is like a stage-coach. If you rattle along at great speed everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next.

    56
  10. 1

    He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

    86
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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